These images are from a project called In My Skin about young people under 25 in the UK who are challenging their body image.
I am looking at those who have had or are considering having cosmetic surgery in order to become more acceptable to themselves and achieve their ideal of being "beautiful."
Social consensus in Western society today is particularly focused on physical beauty and achieving and maintaining the "perfect" face and body.
Intertwined with this I am also documenting body dysmorphia as young people try to conform to this social expectation, resulting in eating disorders and body transformation.
Lastly, I am documenting transgenderism and the struggle young people have to live within a body they were born into but have no affiliation with.
— Michelle Sank
Today, everything and anything can prompt somebody to take a picture, to capture a fleeting memory, to record an event (whether potentially historic or totally mundane) — here is one serious photographer's investigation into this global phenomenon.
has been photographing Haiti since the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. In his work, he looks past the standard iconography of disaster to find a people striving to build their own nation, their own state, against all odds.
Color photographic portraits—melancholy, lonely, and as lovely as paintings.
Being naked, this is nothing to hide.
Words are not even needed
Because the body speaks for itself.
Beautiful black and white nude portraits.